Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
S: caramel color, solid off-white collar, thick head, good lacing
A: sticky, hop aroma, floral, dry, citrus
T: initial soft, malt, followed quickly by bitter hops, but smooths out very well, medium body, medium finish
O: a very well-made IPA, great balance of malts & hops, tasty, worth having a few times & then a few more times, get it while you can!
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kaser (2021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In draft at sheffields. Clear red color with very sticky foam in tulip glass. Fruity and hoppy aroma. Grapefruit , floral and Carmel taste. Super bitter and hoppy but just how I love it. This one has me smiling
dagimp (673) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from one of those cool Green Flash bottles into a weizen glass. Pours with a big ass amount of head. A little bit of sticky lacing, but not as much as I’d expect. Skunky (as in skunky hops, not skunked beer) aroma. Mouthfeel is super thick with a lot of carbonation that gets lost in the viscosity of this bad muthafucka. Taste is super piney. Like sucking on a freshly cut spruce tree. A good IIPA but not my favorite. I was worried about this being too bitter for me but it wasn’t. Probably because of the massive amount of malt to get his up to 9.5% abv.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. thanks to andrew for letting me have one of his. he probably didn’t like it and just wanted to unload it... semi-bright and assertive citrusy piney hop profile at first with a little sense of astringency and abrasiveness harsh tones towards the back.... flavors have some added sweetness upfront and through the middle with some biscuity caramel malt notes but the hops soon take control with an astringent and bitter piney citrusy hop feel. bitterness continues late and lingers on the palate for quite a bit. medium bodied, somewhat soft maybe, with adequate carbonation. harsh.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark golden orange color with off white head. Aromas of pine and citrus. Same flavors with sweet maltiness. Medium to full body with avereage carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. Thanks Craig.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share by Sloth in his basement of wonder. Copper in glass with big white head. Holy hoppiness hopman! Twists my head around and makes ones head shake as if steadily consuming hot peppers. In this case, hops are substituted for chillies. Its like chewing on fresh hop cones!
AlexFinch (1) - - MAY 11, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma you get a lot of pine and hops with a little citrus. Pours a golden amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Taste Iike drinking hops with a little citrus and bitter alcohol after taste love it. If your a true IPA fan you will enjoy
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dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma- huge astringency, grapefruit, pineapple, peaches
Appearance- rust orange, opaque, incredible lacing, nice fluffy white head
Taste- massive astringent bitterness upfront, clean, fruity middle with pineapple, peaches, and blood orange, unreal bitterness on the backend
Overall- Lives up to the name. Very potent, not especially drinkable but in a good way. Hop bomb not for the faint of heart. Get some.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
certainly seems more than 100 ibu. Just too bitter. Better done than other super high bitter beers, there is some taste. Golden red colour. Not my favourite great DIPA.
berrya785 (440) - Kansas, USA - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is a lot of pine with some citrus. Pours a golden amber with a nice off-white head. Taste is pine and caramel with a ton of hops. Very good.